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Today’s Tarot: Knight of Cups!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"knight of cups" In the Steampunk Tarot, the Knight of Cups is a woman, and I love this choice. I haven’t worked much with this deck yet but I will. I’m slowing falling in love with the images and what’s not to love about the Knight as Female?  No need to wait for any man on any horse any day of the week. No need to rescue me, thanks. I’ve got a quest of my own.

Something about middle-age, at least for me. How I view romantic relationships has changed and I think irrevocably. I want kindness, yes. I want passion. Closeness. Intimacy. LOYALTY. Holidays. I want to share my magic. But I don’t want to save or be saved. I’m not looking for help. Hell, I AM the help.

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She had three suitors, three choices. It was perfect really. A perfect Tarot experiment. There was slow steady stable Knight of Pentacles. And there was wild brave Knight of Swords. And then, you guessed it, the Idealist, the Knight of Cups. In love with Love.

Dear Readers, I kid you not. This spread actually happened!  Yes, there were other surrounding cards, but the Knights pushed their way in.

PICK ME said the Knight of Pentacles. CHOOSE ME said the Swordsy Knight. I’m the ONE that you want, sang the Knight of Cups.

Each Knight held promise for my young querent. Each held fascination for my young querent. Each had qualities she felt she lacked. Some salty, some sweet. She was ALL FIRE (in her natal chart and in the cards I pulled for her alone). No wonder we didn’t see the Knight of Wands, her mirror image. We didn’t need to.

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When you see the Knight of Cups, know this:

It’s a complex card! You will have to use your intuition to figure out whether the Suitor (if the card is indeed representing a Suitor) is serious or only interested in the dream. Is he or she for real? Or merely a beautiful idea, a poem. And yes it IS possible to be both. It is possible to be both viable and dreamy but… I feel a caution comes along with this card. You must discern the motivation. Lucky for you, this card signals that your intuition is in fine working order. Genuine message of love coming your way OR a secretive scoundrel? YOU DECIDE, O Tarot Reader Teller of Fortunes!

You won’t always know. You won’t always have the answer. But sometimes you will. Sometimes the vision is clear as a bell. That’s how it felt that day, the day she chose the Knight of Cups. I didn’t realize it at the time — that that was what she was doing. Making the choice right then and there. She fell in love with who he was: artist, poet, lover, dreamer.

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Sagittarius Season is ending. Sunday is the New Moon in Capricorn, the Solstice, Yule. I love the dark days. I will miss them when they go. Did set your New Moon intentions for this final New Moon of 2014? What do you want to happen? What do you want to begin? Be in alignment with what? Imagine it. Feel it. Feel it done. Feel it yours.

The other astrology is intense as well. Wildman Uranus goes direct on Sunday. Strict Saturn enters Sagittarius on Tuesday. A week of change. A week of increased FIRE energy. And then comes Christmas. More light.

I don’t know what to tell you other than… think about what you want to keep. There is all this resolution in the air and not all of it is yours or should be yours. You can stay if you want. What does your heart say?

Wishing you good cards xx

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Today’s Tarot: Nine Of Swords (Reversed)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"saturn in sagittarius" YouTube is an incredible resource. So many spiritual teachers, so many topics, there’s not time enough to watch it all and hear and learn. I was listening to a video the other day and I’ll tell you what I took away from it. I took away “I don’t know.”  As a precise point of spiritual wisdom. To get to that point of “I don’t know.” That’s the exhale. Can you? Do you? It may take a reduction of your caffeine intake or the pack on your back of your monkey mind.

I am reminding myself of this “I don’t know” throughout the days lately. Perhaps not the usual affirmation. The usual affirmation may say: I’m getting better and better in every way. The usual affirmation may say: my income is increasing! The usual affirmation may say: I am love.

But let me tell you, my friends, I am finding much… affirming in my “I don’t know.”  Oh, this problem? I don’t know. Oh, this OTHER problem, I don’t know. And this one, over here? No clue. How I get out of this mess is anyone’s guess. We want solutions so bad. We want an end to our suffering SO BAD. We want a good kiss. We want cake without calories. We want eternal life (well, I don’t. But some do).

And I think this is why, in part, people consult people like me — a Tarot Reader/Astrologer/Mentor — to help soften the blow of the “I don’t know.” But what if. What if you made that your meditation this week. What if you made that your anxiety medication this week. Allowing for the question, the question mark, not just the periods and exclamations and semi-colons of this world. No clue. No freaking clue.

You know, I actually do pull a card at random for this blog. Once in a while I don’t like it and pick again until it feels right, but usually I go with the flow. And I today’s card oh yes corresponds to what I’m talking about here. And how Saturn leaving Scorpio and entering Sagittarius (later this month, a major shift) will be a crash course in I DON’T KNOW.

The Sagittarius doesn’t need a map. He or she sets out. Doesn’t care about getting lost. She’ll find her way back home — or somewhere — eventually. One foot. Another foot. One foot. Another foot. Faster. Faster. Faster. Until the gallop. They start their adventures without knowing how it will end. Saturn in Sagittarius will be lesson after lesson in this kind of thinking i.e. how to MOVE FORWARD anyway.  You know what this is? Faith. 

Today’s Tarot is the Nine of Swords, inverted. Oh how I love the Connolly deck! Even the Nine of Swords woman looks strong and she IS strong. Yes she’s got a pack of swords on her back, sharp beautiful weapons. She’s carrying them. She can cut you anytime. She’s not being stabbed in the night with nightmares like in the Rider Waite (not that I don’t give kavod to the Rider Waite). She’s carrying all this pain, she’s bearing it, it’s snowing. There’s a sword in the snow at her left boot. Did she stick it there? Why? Is this a message for us? One sword dropped, leaving eight, she’s alone in the grey world, but we don’t worry for her. Her face is calm. Woman. In the snow. With Weapons. We know she’s been at it a long time now. It’s one more step until the Ten of Swords which I think is death in the Connolly deck, physical or metaphysical, but that’s a card for another time.

But I pulled this card reversed, didn’t I? All the Swords fall to the sky. She can let the pain go now. No need to cut or kill or die. Can you imagine a time of no more nightmares? Is it only your perspective that needs shifting? Trust me on this. Invoke the almighty “I don’t know” and your Swords return to sender. They were only thoughts anyway.

Wishing you good cards xx 

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Today’s Tarot : The Magician

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"new moon in capricorn" I feel like writing about one of the more gruesome cards. A card we don’t like to see. That’s my idea of Sunday night fun. So I’m flipping through my deck because I didn’t want to write about the Five of Cups (which I pulled) even though Five of Cups IS a gruesome card. I’m not in the mood. I want something more dramatic.

Okay. Here we go. THE MAGICIAN. And, no, I wouldn’t call this a gruesome card but a juicy one! Is he really a Magician? Or a tricky dick? Is he serving the Divine? Or his ego? And can he tell the difference? Can YOU?

When you see this card, you have to ask yourself those questions. Forget about using Reversed cards, my friends. Divine the meaning straight-up. LEARN the Reversed meanings, yes. But intuit them. You’ll know if those tools on his table are for real or a sham. Whether that sword can cut. Whether the wine is water. If the Pentacle is a penny. And that Wand? Heh.

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The astrology is pretty gruesome though! An exact Uranus Pluto square today and a week from today Uranus goes direct. Why do I sound so chipper then? Here’s a thought: we’re in transit now. We’re safe. We haven’t reached the shore. We haven’t reached the station. The past is gone. The future is wrapped up in Uranus going direct — the bullet train of all transits. It comes; it conquers. We’ve got a week reprieve. Maybe.

Also, next week (and I’ll address this in more detail) is the Solstice and the New Moon in Capricorn at a very special ZERO degrees. How’s that for a new start? Begin the begin."uranus square pluto"

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The Magician is a commander. THE commander of the Tarot deck. He doesn’t dream like the High Priestess. He’s not an addict like the Devil. He’s not Fool-foolish or stick-up-his-you-know-what Emperor or Hierophant MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY. The Magician doesn’t care what you do. The Magician doesn’t have a law for you. The Magician is too busy to care. He also has great hair. The infinity symbol is his consort. Does it get any better?

But, as we discussed, the potential dark side here is that he’s nothing but the red caped manager of a hardware store, not a power tool in sight. Not that I have anything against managers or hardware stores but we want the Magician to BE what he seems. Not just seem what he is.

Wishing you good cards xx 

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Today’s Tarot: Queen of Wands

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I’m glad to see the Queen of Wands (Rods) today. She’s here as a reminder. Not to grovel. Not to beg. Not to be or do anything less than Queen of Fire behavior.

She is the Witch. She is sexual. Creative. Radiant. Faithful. Commanding. Passionate. No matter what she’s got going on, she  makes time for herself. Traditionally she represented “a good harvest,” honest woman of the countryside.

According to some Tarot writers, the Queens embody their suit. The Queen of Wands will express her Wandsyness behind the scenes, in relationships, rather than out in the world — which is more the King’s province. Queens as being; Kings as doing. Now this could be a helpful line of thought in your readings. When you see a Queen you may feel a more receptive or “feminine” approach compared to goal-oriented rule-the-world King.

One of the most important things about learning the Royal Court is in understanding rank. A Page is not a Knight is not a Queen is not a King. I find these distinctions helpful.

But back to our Queen. How does she differ from the other Queens? Well, as stated above, she is the Fire Queen. She’s not about the money (although successful she may be). That’s Pentacles. Earth. She’s not about the feelings and most certainly not about her feelings for you. That’s Cups. Water. And she’s not here to rip you to shreds with her forked tongue. That’s Swords. Air. See, the Queen of Wands is BUSY. With HER stuff. When she shows up reversed, she’s probably taken on too much.

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One of my favorite writers, Angeles Arrien, focuses on this Queen’s Self-Discovery quest. You know, I think all the Wands are motivated in this way — towards the “splendor of awakening.” But don’t get me wrong. She is generous. She will give. She can love. But you better pay her tribute. She doesn’t mind a little worship.

When you see this Queen, the Witch is you and the Witch is not you. The Witch may be a guardian spirit come to sit down beside you and talk it out: where you’re at. Where you need to be. (And I am using the word Witch rather broadly here — a spiritual seeker, with or without spell casting.)

We are currently in a FIRE month. This is Sagittarius Season. It is THE time to bond with Fire spirits, symbols, Gods and Goddesses, according to your tradition and desire.

See, we aren’t supposed to touch the ground this month. We are supposed to foresee, forecast, predict, visualize, imagine. Where you are. Where you want to be.

Wishing you good cards xx
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Today’s Tarot: Eight of Wands (Plus Uranus Square Pluto)

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Today’s Tarot is the Eight of Wands!

I feel like… I feel like we saw the Eight of Wands not too long ago because I remember reading (probably in a Rachel Pollack book) that there are no people or animals or even body parts (like the Aces with their huge hands) in the Eight of Wands.

And yet for today’s draw I used a different deck and in this deck, in this card, the Eight of Wands DOES have a human, male, figure.

This, my friends, is a card of FIRE. Perfect for Sagittarius Season! Eight Wands burst through the air. To where?

When I see this card, I know it’s going to happen. When I see this card, I feel YES. When I see this card I feel SOON. I feel NOW. The Eight of Wands, like so many of the Wands cards, wants to get the message out. Eight times, eight ways, eight seconds, minutes, days, weeks, months, years. It shall be! Probably not months or years. The Wands are too fast for such slow timing.  They can’t wait.

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A little astro for your perusal:

We have a busy week ahead! I write in more detail about this stuff on my personal blog, but wanted to add a few words here because these transits are as major as a card from the Major Arcana: the larger cycles of your life. Fated events and ongoing stories.

"saturn in sagittarius" We’ve got Jupiter going retrograde, Venus entering Capricorn, and then another tense Uranus Pluto stand-off over the weekend. The Uranus Pluto square in a nutshell: where these two planets have been transiting your chart, for the last couple years, is where you have felt, experienced, no sense of stability. You have felt, experienced, uncertainty, change, even upheaval. Fear. We have one more exact square in 2015 and then these two big guns will separate and I believe despite the scorched earth, you’ll be left with peace. And you may miss the insanity at first. And then you won’t. You’ll be off on your Next Great Adventure.

Wishing you good cards, easy transits xx

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Today’s Tarot: Five of Cups

posted by Aliza Einhorn

five of cupsTruth is, I cheated. The first card I pulled was Temperance. And I pulled this card with the intention of… nothing more than to write about it here.  I wasn’t asking for advice or “what I need to know” or show me 2015 Tarot!  None of that.

I decided to skip over the Temperance card because earlier this year I went through the entire Major Arcana, card by card, so decided to keep going until a non-Major showed her face.

No one wants to see the Five of Cups. This is my assumption. I don’t think it’s a bad one. It’s a sad card. The figure in the black cloak, hiding his face. Three Cups have fallen. Two Cups still stand. We are told to focus on the remaining cups, what still stands. And we are told to grieve, to feel our feelings. How are we get to numbers Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, and more, unless we experience the Five? No skipping steps. Lamentation.

The Roman numeral Five on the card itself looks like a bird to me, a Pamela Coleman type bird. The sky is grey. The water is blue. There are trees and a yellow building in the distance. White bridge. Spilled cup contents. He sees none of it. But I wonder what he hears and smells. How soft is the cloak? I am staring at this card and wondering if any other people shield their faces this overtly in the Tarot. I can’t remember. I decide to look.

Because, well, think about it. Think about grief so severe (and I’ve been there) that you hide.

The answer is no. Not like this.

We’ve got folks with their back to us (Three of Wands) or in profile (Knight of Cups) or refusing to make eye contact (Four of Cups) or blindfolded (Eight of Swords), but no one else is in hiding.

nine of swordsWhy do we hide?

At first I want to say: because of shame. And then I think no, not always. Sometimes we hide not out of shame but out of shelter. The instinct to self-soothe.

Even the Nine of Swords posture feels different to me. Am I splitting hairs here? Maybe. Hiding one’s face versus burying it one’s hands? Shelter from emotional storm.

(I am really am Ms. Gloomy Tarot card today, aren’t I?)

I fall into these cards as I gaze at them. I feel their pain. I’m still scrolling through the deck. Five of Swords. A defeated man covers his face. The man in the Ten of Wands is working too hard to look up.

Six of Pentacles. Now this is interesting. The card of the rich man and the beggars. You’d think they’d look away. Being in need feels awful, but perhaps they are so desperate and so hungry that they are past pride.

I think there is a lesson here, generally speaking, from the Tarot five to the Tarot six, from grief to acceptance. Some good news is that the Six of Cups is a friendly card. We’re not alone anymore.

Wishing you good cards xx

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Today’s Tarot: The Queen of Pentacles

posted by Aliza Einhorn

"full moon in gemini" There are so many ways to approach Tarot card reading.

Last week I started an Instagram account and I’m posting super quick 15 second videos daily and at first I felt all this pressure, self-imposed pressure of needing to say something deep and something accurate about the card I drew. And then this morning I just started to… describe the card, but Aliza style.

I pulled the Queen of Pentacles from the Connolly deck which is so fitting because we’re studying the Court Cards in my current Tarot workshop, on-line. One card draws are tricky though. Is it advice? Is it caution? Description? The mood of the day? Something you need to know? If you don’t set a parameter ahead of time, it can feel chaotic.

So I made the video. And one of my cats, Cleo, walked in front of my iPhone. I posted it and then did a second take and noticed the gorgeous mountains and lush flowers in this card and the eggplant-purple Pentacle in her grasp. I didn’t to do anything but bear witness: blond hair, crown, the blue-yellow sky. A lot can happen in 15 seconds. Or nothing at all :)

More news: I’m back on YouTube after a longish hiatus and doing monthly Tarot forecasts there for each sign (among other topics, to be decided!).  I’ve got Aries through Scorpio posted now. Hopefully to continue today.

But about the Queen of Pentacles: yesterday in Tarot class we were talking about reversed meanings for this card and one of the favorites is Kitchen Witch! Or Kitchen Magic. This line of thinking comes from Mary K. Greer.

I love how reversed cards have all these layers. The reversal can show the opposite of the upright meaning, a negation. Or a more subtle turning away from the upright meaning. A “not as much” kind of quality. And then I read something supercool like kitchen magic and I think YES. The upright Queen of Pentacles is so THIS WORLD. Stable and solid, taking care of herself and everyone in her midst, health and nutrition and nature and money/resources and SANITY. Reversed she’s messy. She hasn’t taken care of the house or herself. Depressed perhaps.

OR the more dynamic and deep interpretation that encompasses MAGIC.

You don’t have to read reversed cards. I often don’t in my readings for others but I love to study the different meanings.

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The Full Moon in Gemini is tomorrow. Gemini is always double, the Twins. So maybe you’ll get twice the news, twice the revelation, twice the VOICE. Listen for the echo.

Now if you don’t know how to read your chart and you want to learn or if you don’t know how to read the cards and you want to learn, you can always contact me. I’m putting my personal information at the bottom of this post. I’m not just a writer and teller of fortune, but also a solid teacher and I love working 1:1.

If you aren’t ready yet to study the Tarot formally with someone, a great practice is to draw a card a day and just research different meanings from books and on-line. It starts to sink in. Tarot is actually an organized tree, with wonderful wonderful branches :)

Wishing you good cards xx

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Tarot For The Full Moon In Gemini

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Gemini SPEAKS. Have you ever known a Gemini who did not speak? I mean, a lot. And they are clever. They find the right word. I’ve noticed this with Moon in Gemini too, not just Sun. Verbal precision.

I’m shuffling my cards here to draw a little Tarot spread for you —  for the upcoming Full Moon in Gemini (this weekend) and I’m thinking hmm are we going to see Swords? Swords are the element of AIR, thought, mind, the writers and communicators of the Tarot. Logical, analytical, objective. Strict but fair. Critical.

Full Moons can bring NEWS (will we see a Page, the messenger of the Tarot?), revelation, conclusion, discovery, and Gemini speaks so… a Full Moon in Gemini = the Last Word? The word you’ve been waiting for? Your final answer? Or another tall tale.

Full Moons are emotional! Full Moon in Gemini = emotional words, emotional speeches, books of passion, fervent blog posts, sentences of agony and ecstasy!

AND YET. There is always an “and yet.” And yet Gemini is ruled by Mercury, associated with the Tarot’s Magician card! The trickster, Mr. Sleight-of-Hand. Dare we trust the emotions? Are they mere theatrics? Will I pull the Magician from my deck? Or perhaps a bird or two. They also bring meaning and message.

Gemini is the TWINS. There will be more than one message. More than one word. MORE THAN ONE MEANING. Okay. This is what I’m thinking. The Full Moon in Gemini is going to bring you the rest of the story. The Full Moon in Gemini is going to bring you your twin, your tribe. Gemini is social life. Community.

Gemini tells stories and so does Sagittarius. We are in Sagittarius Season now. Full Moons are Moon/Sun oppositions. Full Moon in Gemini: we shall emotionally tell our stories to each other on this day and for at least three days following. We may tell the same story over and over but in different ways. We may invent new languages to tell these stories. We may find the right words. To talk about our pain. The Full Moon will make a hard aspect to Chiron (who I wrote about in this blog post here) making the words hard to say but worth saying.

Is there something you want to say? Tell the truth, says a Full Moon in Gemini.

And tell it however you want because it’s GEMINI so it’s going to be a verbal surge. Don’t even try to fence it in. We got riddles and we got rumors and we got stories and tea leaves and letters written in invisible ink and we got shhh whispers on the waves and bells ringing and code and scenario and statement!

TELL YOUR STORY! Because this story is… coming to a close. You have to tell it. Don’t let it go untold.

I drew the Ace of Wands reversed and then I decided I wanted all upright cards so I adjusted my deck and then shuffled and then cut them and got the 10 of Wands and I didn’t want to write about painful fire so I tried one more time and Seven of Wands okay — all this struggle in my deck, probably mine. A little doubt, a little tired, a little peel self off floor. Where did I read that there are no bad cards? Wish I could remember.

Pull your own card or cards for the Full Moon in Gemini. And if you don’t have a Tarot deck or don’t want one, at least spend some time in quiet contemplation this weekend.

Wishing you good cards xx

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How I Came To Love The Three Of Swords

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I know some people love the Three of Swords. I have a friend who got it tattooed on her… I don’t even know where. Her back? The other day this card came up in conversation — in one of my chat rooms. And one time I did ask my friend WHY? Why tattoo the card of separation and sorrow? But this card came up in conversation because a couple folks get a Tarot message emailed to them and it was the Three of Swords and one of the keywords used was BREAKTHROUGH and another woman chimed in that she didn’t think of the Three of Swords that way and yet I remembered reading it once before. BREAKTHROUGH.

So I grabbed a stack of Tarot books from my lovely personal occult library to research the matter. And it wasn’t as easy as I thought. And yet so clearly I KNOW I had seen this word.

What I found in the meantime:  sorrow sadness hurt feelings alienation injury depression war negative thinking sorrowful past sorrow sorrow sorrow grief “piercing the lotus blossom to its core” writes Angeles Arrien.

From whence comes the breakthrough? How does the knife in the heart shape shift so?

Breakthrough: development, discovery, innovation, progress, headway, REVOLUTION.

That our tears become like rain to wash us clean? That our tears are God’s tears? That our tears run dry. Have you ever tried to cry ALL DAY? Someone dies and you feel like you’ll never stop crying but — trust me– breaks happen. Tiredness comes. Sleep comes. Is that the breakthrough? The break, the rip, in the grief moment?

Saturn in sagittariusHow on earth can the Three of Swords be seen as progress?

I’ll tell you how. Because the Swords suit delivers TRUTH, values truth, honors truth. The Swords can be too picky, too edgy, too bitchy, but for those who despise trickery, the Swords are not only good tonic but CURATIVE. Healing.

Can you imagine? Actually being healed? From your wounds? All of them. The Three of Swords pierces all illusion, all lie.

Break patterns, writes Arrien. This sorrow, she says, is of the mind. Not the heart, not the body. Break through it.

And I love what she says about the Empress, that the Empress – our Lady of Nurturing Thyself – can help with Three of Swords pain. She is also a THREE. She’s OVER IT, baby!

So it’s advice, really. When you see the Three of Swords, it may describe your mind, that maze, and what you’re going through, but it also shows the door, the door handle, your hand on the handle, opening the door, the vista in the green distance, the pasture which is past all pain. You are sewn up there, intact. Perfection flawless.

A quote from Mary K. Greer:  the gift of sorrow. Ability to experience emotions fully so that you don’t become blocked.

A quote from Vicki Noble: a dance of power in which difficulty precedes harmony.

A quote from Juliet Sharman Burke: clearing the ground for something new.

Wishing you good cards xx

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Chiron the Wounded Healer + Nine of Wands

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"chiron goes direct" Asteroid Chiron. The Wounded Healer. Teacher. He could heal others but not himself. Shaman. Medicine Man. Green Witch. Chiron went direct on Sunday and I couldn’t help but think: okay NOW we can get better. Chiron found his medicine again. There was a limit to the healing during the retrograde, but now he can treat you. He can make you well. All this sickness we’ve been feeling, the sickness and gunk of Scorpio Season is done. Chiron in Pisces oof! Chiron in Pisces is limitless compassion and healing. So think about that! Imagine that! Your recovery.

I’ll tell you another astro-nugget. Some folks, in their birth charts, have a stationing planet. This means it’s about to direct or about to go retrograde. These planets (or important asteroid, like Chiron)… take over. Such a planet may be MORE important to your soul growth than your Sun or Moon or the Nodes or anything else! I’ve got Chiron stationing in my natal. In Aries. In the 8th House. Sigh. No escape. We grow into our purpose.

So I decided to pull a card for Chiron going direct and the Nine of Wands is here and oh how I love Legacy of the Divine’s Nine of Wands! The man in supplication. The torch. The crescent moon. In the words of Rachel Pollack: power, courage, the ability to defend yourself…”

I love this night version of the Nine because he’s in prayer. Prayer as defense, protection, healing of wounds. Conversation with the Divine is also medicine. Prayer as tincture.

Take a moment, says the Nine of Wands. Stay still. Wait. Call it meditation if you’re more comfortable (although I think it was Edgar Cayce who said Prayer is talking to God and Meditation is listening).

Nine of Wands guy isn’t giving up. He has no reason to. He’s strong. He’s strong enough to rest. For the moment.

That’s your Chiron journey. It doesn’t end. But in-between the lessons and the striving are these… gaps, glorious gaps and pauses of solid ground, torch, and crescent moon.

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Today's Tarot: Knight of Cups!
In the Steampunk Tarot, the Knight of Cups is a woman, and I love this choice. I haven't worked much with this deck yet but I will. I'm slowing falling in love with the images and what's not to love about the Knight as Female?  No need to wait for any man on any horse any day of the week. No need t

posted 1:22:32am Dec. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Today's Tarot: Nine Of Swords (Reversed)
YouTube is an incredible resource. So many spiritual teachers, so many topics, there's not time enough to watch it all and hear and learn. I was listening to a video the other day and I'll tell you what I took away from it. I took away "I don't know."  As a precise point of spiritual wisdom. To get

posted 10:58:08pm Dec. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Today's Tarot : The Magician
I feel like writing about one of the more gruesome cards. A card we don't like to see. That's my idea of Sunday night fun. So I'm flipping through my deck because I didn't want to write about the Five of Cups (which I pulled) even though Five of Cups IS a gruesome card. I'm not in the mood. I want s

posted 11:22:41pm Dec. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Today's Tarot: Queen of Wands
I'm glad to see the Queen of Wands (Rods) today. She's here as a reminder. Not to grovel. Not to beg. Not to be or do anything less than Queen of Fire behavior. She is the Witch. She is sexual. Creati

posted 10:24:18pm Dec. 13, 2014 | read full post »

Today's Tarot: Eight of Wands (Plus Uranus Square Pluto)
Today's Tarot is the Eight of Wands! I feel like… I feel like we saw the Eight of Wands not too long ago because I remember reading (probably in a Rachel Pollack book) that there are no people or

posted 11:08:11pm Dec. 07, 2014 | read full post »


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